Council on Aging

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 January 7th the Matrix, January 14th Don't Look Up, January 21st The Tender Bar and January 28th Being the Ricardos

Born from our popular Men’s Group, the Social Senior Society is a group focused on fun and friendships.  Every week we will come together as one to meet, then break off in smaller groups to make new connections, and then come back together for a large group activity.  Run by social worker Rich Stewart, all are welcome, and the only requirement is to come prepared for an engaging and fun experience!   Call Andrew to register (978)388-8138 x545

New Paintnig class with Claire. Every Thursday at 2 pm starting January 20th. Learn to paint with different techniques on different mediums!



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We have the following essential services in place:

Social Services by phone or email

Food Delivery Assistance

Free MVRTA rides call 978-388-8138x545

MOW still delivering call 1-800-892-0890




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Mission Statement: To advocate for older adults, to identify their needs, to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence and to improve their quality of life

COA Function & Responsibilities:

The Council on Aging functions as a Board of Directors.  The Council is comprised of eleven citizens from Amesbury who have demonstrated a concern for and a commitment to Amesbury seniors.  The Council is appointed by the Municipal Council. The board meets regularly on second Thursday of every month. You can access their webpage by clicking HERE. Their responsibilities include:

  • Identifying the needs & interests of seniors and encouraging programs to address those needs and interests.
  • Educating the community about the needs of seniors.
  • Advocating for the elderly at the community, state and national levels.
  • Developing a network for information sharing.
  • Establishing policy direction to be implemented by staff of the Council on Aging.  

Council On Aging Board Webpage

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Doreen Arnfield, M.A,, LSW Council on Aging Director (978) 388-8138 x546
Courtney Hutchinson, MA, MSW, LICSW EMHOT Program Manager 978-388-8138 x543
Donna Scott Administrative Assistant x 539
Andrew Suggs, BA Program Coordinator & Community Relations x 545
Nancy Marrs Outreach Coordinator x544